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Lake Winnecook

Also known as Unity Pond, Lake Winnecook is a small waterbody at 2,528 acres surrounded by the towns of Burnham, Troy, and Unity. It has a maximum depth of just 37 feet. Located in Central Maine, it drains to the Sebasticook River via Twenty-Five Mile Stream. This stream usually acts as an outlet but during periods of high water, it reverses and becomes an inlet. Nestled between rolling farmlands to the east and extensive bog areas to the west, the pond offers a tremendous diversity of fishing opportunities. Anglers may access Lake Winnecook via a public access facility located off Kanokolus Road in Unity. The lake is well marked with navigational buoys which are maintained by Friends of Lake Winnecook.

Nearby Unity College, with a mission of environmental stewardship, uses Lake Winnecook and its watershed as a model for science classes and research. The college supports Lake Winnecook water quality projects.

Lake Winnecook provides excellent habitat for warm water gamefishes. Good populations of largemouth and smallmouth bass, perch, pickerel, and other warm water species provide anglers with many hours of fishing enjoyment. Black crappies have recently migrated to the lake from other waters in the Sebasticook drainage and are a principal fishery. White perch can also keep the intested angler busy.


The Forgotten Pond

Unity College student Steven Beason published this as a senior project in May 2015.


Annual Meeting 2015

August 1, 2015 9:00 am
Benjamin Berry American Legion Hall, Windemere Lane, Unity

Agenda

9:00-9:20 Coffee, tea and treats from Crosstrax Restaurant
	Come meet your neighbors on the lake!

9:20  Minutes from 2014 Annual meeting
         Treasurer's Report
         President's  Report

Other business and reports

Courtesy Boat Inspection Report --Brian Eaton and Joe Asta-Ferrero
Loon Count Report --Melissa Bastien
Ice out Contest report --Joe Foley
Water Quality Monitoring Report --Rick Kersbergen
LakeSmart Update --Chip Edgecomb
Dave Potter update
Aaron Cross Maine Game Warden

New Business
Election of Officers for 2015

Annual Meeting Speaker: Linda Bacon, DEP
Linda will be speaking about what monitoring and testing the state is doing concerning Cyanobacteria. She will share results from sampling that was done in 2014 on Lake Winnecook and other lakes in Maine with Cyanobacteria blooms.

Linda is an Aquatic Biologist III at Maine Department of Environmental Protection